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Need a hand?
    2017-11-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a multi-armed cyborg*, then a new firm could have the perfect product for you.

Youbionic claims the bizarre contraption* will give you “extraordinary abilities.” Controlled by the wearer’s fingers, it opens and closes prosthetic* palms, and its makers say it easily grip objects.

It is controlled by small sensors in the fingers. A demonstration video shows it making pinching and gripping motions.

The bionic appendage* was developed by Italian technology designer, Federico Ciccarese, who has also built a single hand designed for amputees*. Electrical signals generated in the brain move the mechanical fingers, in the same way that muscles move when neurons* fire off* signals.

YouBionic is 3D-printed from nylon dust and designs for the device can be downloaded online.

In the current designs, electrodes are attached to the muscle of the remaining part of an amputee’s arm. These read brain signals and convert them into the movements of the plastic hand, using an Arduino microcontroller*. When the brain sends an impulse to the muscle, the sensor reads it and translates it into a number proportional to the contraction and then sends this message to the microcontroller.

Ciccarese said amputees will be able to update the hardware and software of their limbs in the same way we update our smartphones. (SD-Agencies)

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